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Traverse Spain, Portugal and Morocco on this 17-day guided tour. Walk through the capital city of Spain, Madrid, with a Local Expert, who will drive you through the Old Quarter to see the origins of the city. In Lisbon, explore the long avenues of Lower Town with a Local Expert, and through the finest square in the city: the Terreiro do Paço. Journey to Gibra...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Wheelchair Accessible
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Choose between two carefully selected activities
    • Seville: Stroll through Barrio de Santa Cruz with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Seville.
    • Seville: Explore Seville's top sights on a panoramic city tour with your Local Expert.
    • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
    • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
    • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhancedwell-being and hygiene protocols.
    • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
    • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
    • : "Morocco is a country with many contrasts, from the very modern world to the incredible ancient traditions that live side by side in a perfect harmony."
    • : "No visit to Portugal is complete without an extensive investigation into its gastronomy. Our guests are delighted by the high-quality food, diverse flavours and generous service for which the Portuguese are known."

What's this trip about?

    Traverse Spain, Portugal and Morocco on this 17-day guided tour. Walk through the capital city of Spain, Madrid, with a Local Expert, who will drive you through the Old Quarter to see the origins of the city. In Lisbon, explore the long avenues of Lower Town with a Local Expert, and through the finest square in the city: the Terreiro do Paço. Journey to Gibraltar, a territory under British control, for a tour of St. Michael’s Cave with a Local Expert; be sure to look out for the legendary guardians of the colony, the Barbary Apes. In Marrakesh, meet a Local Expert in the Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, where you can watch dancers and acrobats twirl. Travel to the white-washed village of Alfarnatejo, then discover the oldest olive grove in the region, where you’ll taste freshly pressed oils and dine on a traditional meal while listening to stories of local life in the home of a Spanish family.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CitySpain
End CityMadrid

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Morocco
  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Casablanca
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Seville

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

Trip includes

    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Madrid

Your transfer will depart Madrid airport at 09:00, 11:30, 13:30 or 16:00.Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant and get to know your fellow travellers over an evening of delicious food and wine.

Day 2: Prado Museum and on to Golden Salamanca

With your Local Expert, travel along the main historical areas of the capital of Spain, known as Madrid of the Bourbons. Your drive continues through the Old Quarter, to discover the origins of the city. A sure highlight is when you join an art historian to explore th...

Day 3: Holy Fátima and Lisbon Relaxed Start

Cross the Portuguese frontier and skirt the Estrela Mountains en route to Fátima, Portugal’s most renowned religious site.Join the pilgrims flocking into the great basilica, commemorating the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917. I...

Day 4: Lisbon and the Age of the Great Discoveries Relaxed Start

Your guided sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the spacious avenues of the Lower Town and across the tree-shaded squares. Pass beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paço, the finest square in the city, named after the palace that was destroye...

Day 5: To Seville, the City of Carmen

Visit Seville's Cathedral, the final resting place of Christopher Colombus.Explore Seville with Insight Choice. Choose to walk through the old Jewish quarter and see La Giralda, the former minaret of the Great Mosque, which is now the bell tower of the cathedral. Alternatively, join a scenic drive around the city and enjoy panoramic views.

Day 6: Free Time and Flamenco in Seville Relaxed Start

This morning is yours to completely relax or continue exploring this fascinating city. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to Córdoba and visit the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th century mosque with a Christian cathedral built inside it? Later this afternoon, join a MAK...

Day 7: The Straits of Gibraltar to Tangier Relaxed Start

Continue on to Gibraltar, an overseas territory under British control since 1704.Meet your Local Expert for a guided tour of the Rock of Gibraltar, St. Michael’s Cave and see the Barbary Apes, legendary guardians of the colony. Set sail across the Straits of Gibraltar to reach Morocco — a land of musky spices and colourful souks. Your travels continue to Tangier.

Day 8: Rabat and Casablanca Relaxed Start

Your Local Expert will show you the sights of Tangier, Morocco's great port. See the Sultan's Palace and visit the Casbah.Journey to Rabat and see the Royal Palace and Hassan Tower with your Local Expert.Continue to the west coast of Africa to reach Casablanca.Discove...

Day 9: Marrakesh, Pearl of the South Relaxed Start

Journey to Marrakesh, the city of dancers, storytellers and acrobats. In the evening, perhaps dine at a vibrant restaurant to enjoy classic Moroccan dishes and a belly dancing performance?

Day 10: Explore Marrakesh

Join a Local Expert to explore the Medina and see the Koutoubia Mosque, with its minaret dominating the Marrakesh skyline. Visit the intricately decorated Palais Bahia, intended to be the greatest palace of its time, when it was built in the late 19th century. With t...

Day 11: The Ancient Imperial City of Fes

Journey to the vibrant city of Fes. Upon arrival, relax in your hotel and enjoy spectacular views from your room.

Day 12: Explore Fes Relaxed Start

Your Local Expert will guide you through the ancient Medina. Explore this walled city of hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops. Walk through the souks and pass one of the world’s oldest universities. Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making and gain an insight into the motifs and colours used in the designs.

Day 13: On to the Costa del Sol

Leave Morocco and cross back over to Spain. Your travels continue through Andalucia and on to the Costa del Sol, famous for its beaches.

Day 14: At Leisure on the Costa del Sol Relaxed Start

Enjoy the day at leisure on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Relax by the blue Mediterranean waters, stroll along the promenade, savour the specialities in the local restaurants, or consider exploring Malaga, the birth city of Picasso.

Day 15: Dining with Locals and the Alhambra Palace

Continue to Alfarnatejo, a quiet white washed village with a population of just 500 people, surrounded by stunning mountainous landscape.Walk the town centre to see the 18th century Iglesia del Santo Cristo de Cabrilla.Travel to the oldest olive grove in the region an...

Day 16: To Madrid in search of Don Quixote

Your journey continues to the north, through countryside immortalised by Cervantes fictional hero, Don Quixote.On return to Madrid, toast your travels with your newfound friends during a lively Celebration Dinner of delicious food and wine at a local restaurant.

Day 17: Farewell Madrid

After breakfast, transfers arrive at Madrid airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00.

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Price per day$319
Last Updated: 2/21/2024

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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As the global leader in premium tours, Insight Vacations delivers all the sights and insights of destinations up close and personal. Each tour is crafted in true comfort and style with premium 5 and 4 star hotels, small groups and customized coaches with extra leg room. The brand’s category leading dining options including the unique dine-around and dine-at-home experiences means that guests enjoy a culinary journey through the places they visit. An extensive Vegetarian option across all tour series further compliments the elevated dining offering. With a Make Travel Matter Experience®, that creates a positive impact for both the visitor and visited, plus also supports the United Nations sustainable Development Goals, included on each and every trip, Insight Vacations leads the way in immersive responsible travel.

Insight Vacations is part of the family-owned and run The Travel Corporation (TTC), driven by service for over one hundred years.

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